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dc.contributor.authorDuleep, Harrieten_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-19en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:07:51Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:07:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62558-
dc.description.abstractThis paper proposes that India's caste system and involuntary labor were joint responses by a nonworking landowning class to a low labor/land ratio in which the rules of the caste system supported the institution of involuntary labor. The hypothesis is tested in two ways: longitudinally, with data from ancient religious texts, and cross-sectionally, with twentieth-century statistics on regional population/land ratios linked to anthropological measures of caste-system rigidity. Both the longitudinal and cross-sectional evidence suggest that the labor/land ratio affected the caste system's development, persistence, and rigidity over time and across regions of India.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6612en_US
dc.subject.jelJ47en_US
dc.subject.jelJ1en_US
dc.subject.jelJ30en_US
dc.subject.jelN3en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor-to-land ratioen_US
dc.subject.keywordpopulationen_US
dc.subject.keywordinvoluntary laboren_US
dc.subject.keywordimmobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordvalue of lifeen_US
dc.subject.keywordmarginal product of laboren_US
dc.subject.keywordmarket wageen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Schichten_US
dc.subject.stwSklavereien_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwBodenen_US
dc.subject.stwFaktorintensitäten_US
dc.subject.stwEigentümerstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsproduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialgeschichteen_US
dc.subject.stwIndienen_US
dc.titleThe labor/land ratio and India's caste systemen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn717908593en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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